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Should Toronto Have a Downtown Subway Relief Line?

As Toronto awaits today's decision whether to replace Scarborough's rapid transit line with an extension of the Bloor Danforth subway, city council's most prolific tweeters, Josh Matlow, makes a case for a downtown relief line. In his blog he says, "the Relief Line is the subway line that will most improve Toronto's economy and our quality of life. It would provide an alternative to the congested Yonge-University line." As seen on the map above, Matlow goes onto say that the next phase is to extend the line north to Eglinton and north-west to around High Park.

The plans for a downtown relief line have been in discussion, since 1944 as shown on the map with no action from our city.

· Subway Expansion Decision [Globe]
· Josh Matlow Blog [Josh Matlow]